Listen: Ratking – “Canal”

The hyped NYC hip-hop group has recently released the first single from their upcoming debut album, So It Goes, “Canal”. The song is very entertaining, with very energetic vocals, filled with personality. Additionally, the instrumental on this track is very hard-hitting and gritty, with quick, clever rhymes and wordplay to match. Listen to the track below. So It Goes comes out on April 8, HXC Recordings, and you can preorder it here.

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Festivals: The Strokes to perform at Governor’s Ball 2014

Governors Ball 2014 Lineup

After a long and mysterious media blackout following their latest album, Comedown Machine (which also happens to be DFC’s top album of 2013), The Strokes have broken their silence with the announcement of a performance at this year’s Governor’s Ball festival.

The Governor’s Ball is an annual event held in New York City’s Randall Island, compiling lots of fantastic artists from all across the musical spectrum. Among other headliners include Jack White, OutKast and many others. No other info about the Strokes’ performance has been released, but it will be the band’s first public appearance in roughly three years.

Stream Comedown Machine below, and tickets for the festival go on sale here at 3 PM Eastern time today.

 

 

Download: Sub Luna City – “City Rivims Mk 1”

The man of many names, Archy Marshall aka King Krule, has surprised the internet with this new project. This is the debut mixtape from the newly-formed hip hop quartet consisting of friends and fellow MCs Rago Foot, Jadasea, Black Mack, and Marshall behind the beats. The instrumentals on this record are extremely textured, and the rhymes are very clever and at times, introspective. Stream the tape below, and you can also download the record on Bandcamp for a low price of £3 (about $5.oo).